Catch! Showcase

Tuesday 13 March 2018
10:00 – 15:00 GMT
Future Cities Catapult, 1 Sekforde Street, London EC1R 0BE

Graham Hanson, ITS Policy Lead, Traffic and Technology Division, at the Department for Transport will be delivering the keynote speech at this event.

Catch! is a £2m collaborative R&D project that brings together high growth SMEs, leading research centres - including UBDC - and 5 forward thinking Local Authorities in the UK to launch a prototype, state-of-the-art real-time, crowdsourcing data service to provide transport professionals with next-generation data to solve transport problems.

Key focus areas:

  • Next generation travel data to inform decision-making for Local Authorities and transport professionals
  • Harnessing the power of crowdsourced multi-modal data to reveal travel behaviour
  • Active management of travel journeys through enhanced journey planning
  • Anonymization techniques to protect personal data

New sources of data are changing the way transport systems are designed and operated. In several countries, we have seen that this is disrupting everything from customer expectations to how local authorities make data driven strategic planning and policy decisions.

This showcase will offer you the opportunity to understand the challenges faced by Local Authorities and see how, through Catch’s highly-scalable system, travel-behaviour data can be crowdsourced, analysed and acted upon in real time. This granular, multi-modal data helps to better understand existing infrastructure use and citizen demands and deliver more accessible, timely and cost-effective services. This in turn brings economic, environmental and societal benefits to the wider community.

The Catch! consortium consists of 5 Local Authorities (Coventry City Council, Ipswich Borough Council, Leeds City Council, Newcastle City Council, Oxfordshire County Council), two universities (Consumer Data Research Centre, University of Leeds and Urban Big Data Centre, University of Glasgow), the Transport Systems Catapult and 4 SMEs (Placr, Elgin, The Behaviouralist and lead partner TravelAI).

The full programme and registration for the event is available via Eventbrite.